At the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, Florida, the global leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software announced innovations it believes will deliver business value to customers in four critical areas: supply chain, sustainability, business process transformation and non-code application development.
According to a recent Boston Consulting Group survey, while 80% of companies are turning to digital solutions to address today’s business challenges, only around 30% are achieving true digital transformation of their business. The innovations announced this week, according to SAP, will help customers accelerate their transformation journey with cloud-based solutions that provide the end-to-end business process support that customers need most. The announcements come on the first day of SAP Sapphire, SAP’s global customer and partner conference, which takes place in person and virtually from May 10-12.
“For 50 years, SAP’s mission-critical solutions and deep industry expertise have helped businesses around the world perform at their best,” said Christian Klein, CEO and Board Member of SAP. “We are uniquely positioned to continue to enable our customers’ success in a rapidly changing world by driving cloud-based digital transformation that solves customers’ most pressing challenges, from supply chain resilience to durability.”
Resilient Supply Chains and Smart Enterprise Networks
SAP innovations improve supply chain efficiency and transparency, helping to improve performance and resilience. Through its ongoing partnership with Apple to transform the way people work on iPhone and iPad, SAP announced a new suite of apps that streamline the digital supply chain and provide workers with intuitive tools. The first two of these applications – SAP Warehouse Operator and SAP Direct Distribution – were launched this week and are now available on the Apple App Store.
The new SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud solution brings together the latest analytics, edge computing, automation, and industry-leading innovations supporting end-to-end manufacturing processes to help customers optimize manufacturing performance. SAP Business Network also continues to evolve as the world’s largest enterprise network, and with the planned integration of Taulia software, customers can unlock working capital value.
The rise of SAP solutions for sustainability uniquely positions the software to help companies move from well-intentioned talk to meaningful action. Innovations include new capabilities in the SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises solution to help companies innovate in key areas of sustainability management. The enhanced SAP Product Footprint Management solution helps customers reduce the carbon footprint of products at scale through live connectivity to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, including transport and travel capabilities.
Enable business process transformation
Customers continue to adopt the RISE with SAP solution to redesign their end-to-end business processes and move to a modular and agile ERP in the cloud. Several customers will be on stage at SAP Sapphire to demonstrate how they use RISE with SAP to deliver business innovation. Partners also help our clients scale these innovations with best practices and tailored solutions: RISE with SAP and SOAR with Accenture now integrate and deliver what businesses need for cloud-based transformation, including cloud infrastructure management, application management and operations services. The latest release of the SAP Service Cloud solution includes new dynamic case management and case modeling capabilities. The solution supports native integration with Qualtrics XM Discover and Microsoft Teams to improve organizations’ ability to deliver on their brand promise with better visibility, greater accountability, and faster time to resolution.
Accelerate Innovation with No-Code and Low-Code Development, Process Automation, Data, and AI
SAP AppGyver, a no-code and low-code development environment for enterprise applications, now includes native integration with the SAP Service Cloud solution and is available as part of the free tier model for SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP ). The SAP Process Automation solution, which is also part of the free tier model for SAP BTP, has been enhanced for no-code workflow management and robotic process automation (RPA).
SAP AI solutions deliver AI-driven innovations to intelligently optimize end-to-end business processes, including lead-to-cash, design-to-operate, recruit-to-retire, and source-to -pay. SAP offers free access to all university students to personalized learning resources and experiences in the “student zone” of the SAP Learning portal. To address the growing need for accelerated application development by non-technical users, SAP is launching additional free learning paths, including an enhanced learning path that prepares for new certifications in low-code/no-code skills. coded.